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It certainly won't be the last time for fun filled Laguna Beach vacations.  I had never been there even though we are so close.  We headed out from San Diego on a very warm September Thursday morning, destined for four days of fun and sun in Laguna and Newport Beach.

Newport Beach and Laguna Beach are located right next to each other and are just north of San Diego and south of Los Angeles.  A lightly traveled toll road and set of rolling hills seals off these communities from the remainder of Southern California.  You would never know that two major U.S. cities were only minutes away. 

Downtown Laguna Beach is lined with little shops up and down the tree lined streetDowntown Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach is a great town to roam the hilly streets of the city and have lunch or dinner perched on the cliffs overlooking the Pacific.  This is one of the best sunset dinner locations on the west coast with a very nice selection of great restaurants to choose from, most with sunset views.

Sunset view from one of several restaurants perched on the cliffs, high above the beachDinner Sunset on the Patio

The beaches are generally uncrowded.  The surf is often gentle due to the offshore islands of Catalina and San Clemente that protect from larger swells.

Laguna Beach looking towards the southLaguna Beach Walk

Laguna Beach is a great place for a sunset walk.

Sun goes down from a Laguna Beach boardwalkSun Goes Down in Laguna Beach




Restaurants

We ate at several great restaurants during out visit.  Most had great views of the ocean and sunset.  There were also several small specialty stores selling treats such as gelato and chocolate that were amazing.

View from the street of all the wonderful chocolate treats from La Rue
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Where to Stay

Laguna Beach and Newport beach have some of the most beautiful and unique resorts and hotels in the world.  Many sit close to the ocean, perched on the cliffs, and have great views of the Pacific and the sunsets.

Relax at the Marriott Newport Beach with pool views overlooking the Pacific OceanMarriott Newport Beach
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Weather
The Best Time to Visit

Laguna Beach vacations are great anytime of the year but there are better months to visit, than others.  Our weather page provides details on the best weather seasons, average rainfall amounts, real time satellite map, current conditions and seven day forecast.

Sun sets over Laguna Beach on a calm September afternoonLaguna Beach Sunset
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Webcams

These Laguna Beach webcams will give you a live view of the surf, beach and fun that this beautiful town has to offer.  All are high quality, live streaming, video feeds.

Hugh wave swells up as body surfers prepare to ride itThe Famous Wedge Webcam
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